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welcome to world news america off the months of unrest the president of venezuela wrist you to swear in members of a controversial new assembly. the opposition says it wasn't created to give nicolas maduro unlimited powers and now the company that provided the voting system for sunday's electio. says the machines were tampered with and the government inflated the number of voters from caracas our correspondent katie watson reports. nnova. shouting for help this was the moment former caracas mayor and ten unidades but was directed way and his pajamas by that dissuade us intelligence service. his panic well someone screams the country is now a dictatorship. i believe i mean if we missed a does mahood criticize sunday's vote in a video posted online. under house arrest for allegedly
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plotting a coup. the government said he'd broken the rules by speaking out. and so i sent him back to prison. but mr letters must also told me he had no choice. he's so. i kind. a stay. a. quiet and not. when i sold these is more they're. more than. one hundred and two any more their. way out policemen and they treat. you and your stepfather with the union and. their mother is in madrid. he feels cats yeah. night more criticism of the vote this time from the company that provided the voting system. they said the government had inflated the numbers of people who tagged out by over billion. although many believe it to be able based on the robustness of our system. we know without any doubt. that the turnout of the reason election for a national constituent
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assembly was manipulated. opposition politicians have called for a criminal investigation to be opened. they've criticize the new assembly from the start arguing that a body designed to rewrite the country's constitution was on democratic. a power grab. the head of venezuela's electro thirties says the voting companies comments i responsible and basis. the mature administration isn't bowing to pressure either here or abroad saying the country is now at peace. if you agree that russia but it boiled to meditate drives a taxi ashanti town outside the city my austin what happened to his windscreen. more in our reporter itself for a one off position protest is broke it when i went through a road block. because this taxi was given to me by the government unfettered. politics is like a marriage both sides need to sit down in this whole. deal position just it's about themselves. venezuela would be better off without them. concern among opposition politicians on the international
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community. is it that could be the country's new realit. katie wasn't bbc news in caracas. and a brief time ago i spoke with noises rendon associate director of the americas program at the center for strategic and international studies. is also from venezuela. well if you think you very much coming in the legitimacy of this assembly has always been in question now we have allegations of vote tampering which the government has denied but how does it feel this crisi. basilisk going through the dark as crisis ever in his history teases not only thi. india start two days ago star really years ago. and do i just hop in sunday ripper sans de. officially the advanced is becoming a totalitarian state. we if we fail assembly that he's. pretending to impose. not only dismantling institutions rewriting laws and codes. but also announcing you want tory days. change in property rights changing their right to
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practice limiting their freedom of speech. these assembly perchance to impose a new cuban or north korea type of ceased. you already have one hundred twenty people dead. street protests is it likely to spark more violence. completely yes. as as for today the government just announce that they're going to march they're going to walk to the national assembly with intention to take over the national assembly and take over of the legislative power. so that will only trigger m. and the reason is because the people of minnesota the vast majority of minnesota. do not recognize these new us and they do not recognize that tory three of the government. so we will on this year pricing out by announcing minnesota how destabilizing is this for the rest of the region. it is very set deceptive and i sing becaus. one of the reasons that people are thinking ambassadors to leave the country there is a lot million offend us on our
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thinking to leave. columbia racine that with their own eyes colombia has about one medium and sadness in in his territory is. equal got up to two million in the next few months. brazil could janna also are gonna get a fact that the same as the car even nine ends too. so this crisis really come become a refugee crisis and the school affect the region as a whole. can anything be done to tackle the humanitarian crisis that you're talking about without. tackling the political crisis nam for turned to leave venice felonies to go trade transition in our into title humanitarian relief a humanitarian. as important it is a humanitarian aspect of fat we unfortunately have a government that is now willing to set either. aid from anyone in that war so we we will have to see a transition first before a few monetarily comes into play. voice is random thank you very much for coming in thank you so much for the invitation. today president donald trump signed off on new sanctions
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against russia but by one indications it wasn't with the greatest enthusiasm. first it happen behind closed doors and then came his statement shortly after that the north was quite significantly floored. moscow shot back with threats of retaliation the bbc's rajini vaidyanathan joined me a short time ago. origine what's most giving saying well the russian prime minister dmitry medvedev has taken to facebook another. of world leader the likes using social media to wish you a very long been strongly worded statement i'll just go through some of the main points. he says that that the sanctions bill evans hope of improving relations with the new trump administration. he says it amounts to a fully fledged economic warned russia and says the trump administration has shown weakness relations are going to be extremely tense he says. sanctions a meaningless but overall we will cope and of course jane this comes up a few days off to russia showed what retaliation might look like. by announcing that would come out at u. s. diplomatic
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stuff in the country so seven hundred fifty five at some all russian locals losing that positions so moscow not happy donald trump isn't happy. only though why not what he as you say said it was extremely flawed in many ways he felt button holed and pressured into signing this bill because lee wordes that he has a see ya in a businessman. knows how to make deals better than congress immigration also back on the agenda today the trump administration been cracking down on illegal immigration today it was tackling legal immigration what's the plan yes the flagship policy at during the election. campaign of course jane at the trump administration says it wants to reduce the number of people coming in on green college in legal immigratio. so they going to introduce they say appoints based
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system similar to the ones that we seem in canada and australia. retaining thanks as always. w. s. is conducted a test of of of an intercontinental ballistic missile just days after north korea conducted its own icbm launched the second in a month. the us military said this was not in direct response but showed that america's nuclear capability wall safe secure and effective. yesterday the us secretary of state tricks to listen spoke about the threat posed by north korea and the need to work with china to tackle it. but a short time ago i spoke with former us ambassador to south korea chris held. about that i think you very much for joining me at the u. s. says that its missile launches not in response to recent activity from north korea but what do you make of it especially given the volatility of the. situatio. i think there's an effort to show the north koreans that were prepared in every way shape and form to deal with there are. released frankly these pretty horrendous provocations and their
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military testing program so i think what you're saying is are an effort to show the north koreans that data. everything's on the table and bella. you know we would like to see our you know better a better end of this thing and not on some kind of military. approach. what about tool spend a somebody who's been involved in direct talks with north korea would that be any benefit right now to opening up about donald? well i think the benefit to talking about talk says secretary chiller since i did. yesterday was to suggest that not only to the north koreans but also to the south korean public which could become. a little concerned about the u. s. to the fact that we are prepared to talk so i think it's. the right thing to do to say that. i ask for whether it would have any effect at this point. others no indication the north koreans are prepared to talk on the basis of denuclearization they're prepared to talk as well one
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nuclear. state to another but i think it's important to kind of reiterate so we always prepared to to talk. i'm most about china though because everyone keeps saying that china is the key to resolving this but how do you persuade china to take a tougher stance. well i think china is the key and i think. if this problem is eventually salt will look back and see that we worked with china and not against china. that said i think president trump. has had a view of chinese cooperation which is more akin to somehow just outsourcing the problem ought to china and china's not prepared to do that. and i think overall the we can see some deterioration in the. tone of our discussions with china china does not like to be addressed through our through tweets and. i think things are not looking very hopeful on that score right now and said i think the chinese would like to see this. problem behind them but.
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we clearly don't have a way forward yet with the chinese so what will it take to de escalate the situation. i think we need to show china that were really serious about this after all these are missiles pointed at us the united states. this is a situation we haven't faced and a number of decades i think china for small needs to respect the problem and needs to respect the fact that the problem is very much. i directed against the united states secondly i don't think we should get into discussions with china just on the question of. how do we get north korea in some way shape or form back to talks we need to have a discussion with the chinese? or what we can do together to make sure this problem goes away and i hope the chinese can. come to understand that we have a problem and we have to solve it thank you very much indeed for joining me. thank you. and today the state department officially announced a ban on travel by us passport holders to north korea it'll take effect on september the first.
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quick look at some other news now in the books of apple has said his company had no choice but to stop providing apps in china. that allow users to circumvent the country's top internet censorship. tim cook said the technology how to comply with chinese nor. virtual private networks will vpns all used to circumvent china censorship filters amazon has also confirmed that its customers cannot now use unauthorized vpns. prince philip the duke of edinburgh has carried out his lost shuttled public engagement reviewing the parade of wrong arenes in the grounds of buckingham palace. the prince who's ninety six has completed more than twenty two thousand solo engagements since his wife queen elizabeth ascended to the throne in nineteen fifty tw. and many more by her side. scientists for the first time have successfully repaired a faulty gene in human embryos they used a process known as jeanette attend to correct dna that causes a deadly heart condition. the u. s. and
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south korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days but they were not implanted. on medical correspondent focus walsh reports. uhhuh goal could not be more ambitious to eradicate inherited diseases. the scientists have taken an impressive first step on a long road. editing dna in human embryos so how was it done. inside the nucleus of each of our cells is odd genome billions of pieces of dna it's the instruction manual for life. the scientists were targeting a faulty gene that causes a serious heart condition. they first allies healthy egg with sperm from a man carrying the faulty gene they then injected the gene editing system known. as crispa. this scans the dna like. spell check or a* now. it then cops both strands of the dna and removes the faulty gene.
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healthy copy of the gene from the egg. was then naturally inserted. now here are some of the embryos from the study in the journal nature. often being edited. forty two of fifty eight embryos were corrected they were allowed to develop for five days. non was implante. we're very excited about all the work because. the research has been welcomed by a team in londo. who have a license to edit human embryos they say the technology could eventually help many families? there are some nasty genetic diseases such as huntington's or as in this case that. a disease that affects some heart. functio. and later in life. which can basically blight families for for many generations. so a method of being able to avoid having affected children pulsing on the defective gene. could be really very important for for those families. nicole nobody has the same heart condition which was corrected in human embryos.
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she now has a different were later implanted in her chest in peso hot stops. she has a fifty percent risk of pulsing on the condition. but is unsure whether she'd ever considered gene editin. i wouldn't want to pass on something that coursed. my child have a limited life for painful life for a life of risk i mean that does of bc. come. it does come to the front of my mind when i think about having children. i wouldn't want to create that perfect thing impact the comments triode. am i feel like my condition makes me me. and some are worried jean editing technology could lead to an era of designer babies. we'll get through to a society in which. some people's children all genetically it holds the given advantages over other people's children. people stults. but to be judged on the basis of their jeans rolled off of her they'll.
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as well as ethical issues there are safety concerns previous attempts jeanette hissing human embryos in china. lead to serious errors in the dna. so a lot more research is needed before this could be used to treat patients. focus false reporting that you're watching bbc world news america still to come on tonight's program. for more than a decade union workers have been trying to make inroads adeptness on plant in mississippi now it's all done to the fight. they may be familiar with the band say song single ladies well three women from australia in the seventies and eighties have become an internet sensation by creating that own version. it will griffith a small. with a combined age of two hundred thirty six henry
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janine and win. may have thought the chances of pop stardom had passed. but just four days after posting this video online. the bowling ladies of chadstone of corporate world's attention nnst. their impassioned plea to save charlie bowls club from being replaced by an indoor sport stadium. has clearly struck a cold. even if they weren't too familiar with the original version. terrorists have hated fiance but two of us had not. any idea about that song. it's a wonderful environmen. especially for the older papal. we don't want to lose it. because then where would we go. we have to travel. and most of the ladies are older than i am on seventy two. . it's a second time. everybody case we have a six hundred local council says the clubs only one potential site being considered for a new stadium which would help
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meet demand for several sports. johnstone's bowlers feel they're the victims of ageism. their sport may not be considered sexy enough. nnova demanding choreography left one member saying she may need a hip replacement. the bowling ladies have clearly got their voices heard. and you would now take a brave politician. trying to have them out. homer griffith. nnova. but because up to the next song factory in canton mississippi will vote in the next two days on the right to form a union. as the deadline approaches tensions have been running high if successful it would and a fourteen year campaign to
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unionize the pot. and be a major breakthrough for the auto united auto workers union the bbc's business correspondent shelf larry ripple. the son has life if if major anti union campaign that's threatening and intimidating workers we. research on the uaw. and we don't know what they are awful once again we end up val. had a plan. that we have to struggle and fight just to have the righ. to vote. the fight to form a union at the nissan factory kansans mississippi. well i guess all. not quite alright to blow it would not. look for the right to manipulate to lie on the jo. the fourteen use workers at the nissan plant in canton mississippi of being engaged the pitched battle. with management of the right to form a union i'm mississipp. much like many southern states has typically been resistant to listing in the unions. at this time work is here. a hopeful they have a chanc.
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i'm gonna have a horse in a plant. have you saved. and like i say equal opportunity. i got hurt on the line. and i've been dealing with it the hold throughout the whole time. so. it's been a rough crossing of. and i think the union would really stand out for us. but not everyone wants the unions. if i was the best thing to happen to the state of mississippi. so we're campaigning hard to keep the uaw. out of our play. we don't need outside if you need to tell us how do we don't. to get its message across nissan has posted anti union messages inside the factory. landing them in trouble with the national labor relations board. the company denied allegations of intimidation saying voters have the right to know the company's perspective. still for those who remember first hand the south's troubled past. this isn't just about worker rights it's about civil rights. when blacks would go to
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register to vote. somebody might come by the house one enough crawls. of awareness food. now they know whether who around i will born to crawl. but they come back to see it we gonna close the yearly we don't close the plant. union is hoping to. for a year into so six. victory here might like the spot for the u. s. labor movement. cross the south. michelle flurry bbc news canton mississippi. and we have one more business night today the dow jones industrial average closed above twenty two thousand points for the first time. the dow has risen by more than two thousand points just this year. now just mention the word test pilot and you know you're talking about a very special breed of people back in the nineteen fifties the hair raising exports would without accident. but their accomplishments led to advancing the space race now nasa has released the films and an expert has been talking us through them.
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mmhm. coming out of world war two we are in a race if you will to see. who could go to the highest who could build the fastest so there were a very large number of unknowns associated with each of these vehicles and how they were going to? fall. so the risk were significan. each time the pilots went up that they were probably doing something for the first time. i saw a lot of these flights. you just didn't know what the end game was going to b. and we didn't understand all of the physics that we're going to. occur during these tests and that there were a large number of accidents in the early days as we learne. what were the the big risks and what we could do to keep the pilot safe? i think it's important to remember that in the fiftie. we were trying to expand both the speed and altitude of airplanes.
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so bigger motors with. jet engines with afterburners new materials new ways to build and fly airplanes. sort of what motivates them what drives them to do this business which. especially in the fifties was was relatively risky. and i think the answer is. a desire to push the envelope a little bit to be a pionee. that clearly these people felt themselves to be. the very competent pilots and many of them were. very good aerospace engineers so they participate in not only flying the vehicle but also in developing the profiles developing technology. so. . i curious people explorers. who are confident in their ability to handle almost any situation? and i think those characteristics follow through to today as well. while the risks are generally better. understood better mitigated. the character of the people that that undertake these flights and. work in this
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business is fundamentally the same. as they say they have the right stuff i'm john o'brien thank you very much for watching bbc world news america. with the bbc news out. of vertical videos designed to occur in your lifestyle. so you can swipe your way. to the news of the day. and stay up to date with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected apps does. funding of this presentation is made possible by. the freemen foundation. and coal fuller foundation pursuing solutions for america's neglected me. planning a vacation escape that's relaxing inviting. and exciting. is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families couples and friends
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: >> its going to be very, very important, the biggest in 50 years. the biggest change in 50 years. >> woodruff: president trump announces new efforts to overhaul legal immigration. a look at the details of the proposal that would cut in half those allowed in the country. then, a breakthrough. scientists edit out a disease-causing gene mutation from a human embryo. plus, the growth of superbugs. how our use of antibiotics are fueling the spread of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. >> we are seeing patients with infections that cannot be treated by any antibiotic on the market.